A blog about the great scuba diving around Fiji. Some of the highlights of living and working in Fiji is the diving on the soft coral reefs with sharks, mantas and teeming life on the reefs.
Thursday, 8 January 2015
World's Best Scuba Diving in Fiji - Sport Diver
From seductive reefs covered in rainbow-colored soft corals to heart-racing encounters with blacktip and tiger sharks, it's no wonder divers are smitten with Fiji.
On some dives, the eyes say it all, and we’re all a bit wild-eyed as a silky joins the shark-feeding frenzy in Beqa Lagoon, sweeping in close, almost mischievously, before swimming off. Just when I think we’ve experienced our dive climax, a 16-foot tiger shark slips into the scene.
The hungry tornado of whitetip, blacktip, nurse, bull, lemon and reef sharks, plus a bundle of 800-pound grouper, clear the way for her entrance. Her imperial demeanor commands a respect that both fish and divers honor.
She has the faded stripes of a mature Galeocerdo cuviera and a mangled dorsal fin — a scar from mating and a telltale sign she’s female. She glides over our heads and disappears as seamlessly as she came in. Now that’s how a lady makes an entrance.